Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson recently addressed one of the minority issues that are not so popular to speak about: racism against whites in South Africa. In accordance with the narrative infused into Western thinking since the 1960s and reinforced with the identity movement, the only racism that is worth fighting is “whites against blacks.” To criticize a “black” man for racism, just isn’t politically correct.
Therefore, it becomes very hard to talk about South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that his ruling party, the ANC, will amend the constitution to permit the seizure of white farmers’ land without compensation and redistribute it to blacks. He wants to make it legal to steal the private property of hardworking farmers who have owned the land for centuries. This implies an authorization of violence and killing based on a generalization of an entire ethnic group and their skin color. In other words, pure fascism.
The ANC, which was supported with billions by the West to end apartheid, is reimplementing the very same apartheid – yet it is barely mentioned in the media. Black political leaders, such as Julius Malema, who heads South Africa’s third-largest party, openly hold speeches where he speaks about “the need to openly call for the killing of white people” and “go after the white men, we are cutting the throat of whiteness.” Yet, nobody reacts. When Hitler and Mussolini did it, it was wrong. When African leaders do it, it is OK?
Marxist ideology spills into this: The white South African farmers represent “the bourgeoisie,” those who own land, those who have cultivated it for centuries, have the agricultural know-how and employ thousands of workers. They are the enemy of state that need to be removed and the land redistributed.
And we have seen it done before in Africa. Those responsible for the complete deterioration of The Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1960s followed much of the same strategy as South Africa’s ANC today. Land was grabbed from Belgian farmers, specifically targeting “the whites,” with assaults that led to hundreds of white bodies piled up at the city center of towns like Kisangani, allowing killing sprees until most of the white farmers and businessmen left, and the economy of Congo went straight to hell. From this period, many remember the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis in 1964. The nationalization process in the early 1970s equally produced horrible results. I know, because I was born and raised in Congo and lived through the rampant deterioration of the country from the 1970s and through the 1990s.
Yet, those who land grabbed the farms, did not have the know-how to run these facilities. That was the problem there, too. Congo exported rice and a variety of merchandise before independence in 1960; a few years later – into the ’70s – Congo imported rice, textiles and even the most basic of necessities. Before independence, primary education was provided for all in Congo, including uniforms, school books, etc. There were functioning roads, airports, hospitals built, universities begun by the Belgians. This, of course, is not mentioned in most books today; rather we are notoriously and chronically presented only one side of the Congolese reality, namely the atrocities by the Belgians.
It is true that there were atrocities committed by the Belgians. Yet, has there not been atrocities done to black Africans by their own black leaders post-independence? Look at the rampant corruption, land grabbing and amassing of personal wealth among the African elite. That African leaders become billionaires after a few years as presidents says it all. Yet many are steadily asking for the Western aid industry to “help out.” Where is the accountability and desire to build the nation? The brilliant Nigerian author Kingsley Chiedu Mughalu addresses these issues in “Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier can Prosper and Matter,” explaining the need to stop the aid culture of dependency that does not inspire sustainable economic growth.
Remarkably little critique is put forward toward black African leaders – a consequence of the 1960s neo-Marxist thought: If you criticize a black man, you are automatically “a racist.” Thus, if anything goes wrong in an African country, it has to be the white man’s fault. The complaint that several Western companies exploit Africa is absolutely true – but is it not African leaders that allow them to do so? It is the African population who are suffering from it.
Now, much the same process is happening in South Africa, horrifying atrocities are being committed and apartheid is being reinforced. And the Western elites, including the United States, say nothing.